EACH shares its delight after birth of Duke and Duchess of Cambridge’s third baby

The Duchess of Cambridge opened The Treehouse in Ipswich after her patronage was announced in 2012.

The Duchess of Cambridge opened The Treehouse in Ipswich after her patronage was announced in 2012. She met many local youngsters on the day, including Bethany Woods. Picture: LUCY TAYLOR

A charity which offers support to families at their greatest time of need across Suffolk and north Essex has passed on its good wishes to its royal patron following the birth.

The Duchess of Cambridge pictured at the The Treehouse in Ipswich in 2012. Picture: SARAH LUCY BROWN

The Duchess of Cambridge pictured at the The Treehouse in Ipswich in 2012. Picture: SARAH LUCY BROWN

East Anglia’s Children’s Hospices (EACH) shared its delight at the birth of the Duke and Duchess of Cambridge’s third child yesterday.

The birth of the baby boy, who was born at 11.01am weighing 8lbs 7oz, was announced by Kensington Palace around lunchtime, prompting well wishes from across the country.

Graham Butland, the charity’s chief executive, said: “On behalf of all of us at EACH, I’d like to congratulate the Duke and Duchess of Cambridge on the birth of their third child.

“Her Royal Highness has been a fantastic supporter of EACH in her role as royal patron, including throughout her pregnancies, giving our media profile a significant boost and inspiring many people to raise funds for us, so we’re incredibly fortunate.

EACH has passed on its congratulations to the Duke and Duchess of Cambridge after the birth of their

EACH has passed on its congratulations to the Duke and Duchess of Cambridge after the birth of their third child on St George's Day. Picture: SARAH LUCY BROWN


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“I know from Her Royal Highness’s interaction with children and young people at our hospices, and from talking to the children and families who have met her, that she has all the qualities of a fantastic mum.

“We wish the Duke and Duchess of Cambridge and their family every health and happiness.”

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The Duchess of Cambridge became Royal Patron of EACH in January 2012. Shortly after her patronage was announced she formally opened The Treehouse for EACH in Ipswich, where she also made her first public address.

The opening followed a £3million fundraising appeal, backed by the EADT and Ipswich Star, to build a new and improved children’s hospice in Ipswich.

Her Royal Highness the Duchess of Cambridge gave her first public address at The Treehouse when she

Her Royal Highness the Duchess of Cambridge gave her first public address at The Treehouse when she came to Ipswich in 2012. Picture: PHIL MORLEY - Credit: Archant

The Duchess has since shown great support of EACH and at the start of last year she visited its hospice in Quidenham to receive an update on The Nook Appeal – the charity’s £10million campaign to fund the building of a new hospice for Norfolk.

Her dedication to the good cause, which supports children with life-limiting illnesses and their families in the region, has seen a great increase in awareness and understanding of children’s palliative care across the country.

After the arrivals of Prince George in 2013 and Princess Charlotte in 2015, EACH was grateful to receive donations in lieu of gifts to celebrate the births.

To make a donation, visit www.each.org.uk/donate

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